The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 118 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £310 £333
% change year-on-year
+16.77% -6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
621 480 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.47% 21.71% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 301 308
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Gherkin across the West Midlands region.

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Gherkin also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Gherkin.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
3 6 (75.00%) System Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Kanban
4 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (62.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 5 (62.50%) CRM
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) ISEB
5 4 (50.00%) TDD
6 3 (37.50%) Selenium
7 2 (25.00%) Internet
8 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (12.50%) CCNP
8 1 (12.50%) CCNA
8 1 (12.50%) Cisco
8 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (12.50%) Migration
8 1 (12.50%) VMware
8 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
8 1 (12.50%) Linux
8 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (12.50%) BDD
8 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 1 (12.50%) Internet of Things

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Gherkin also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Gherkin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Test Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
3 6 (75.00%) System Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (62.50%) CRM
4 5 (62.50%) Kanban
5 4 (50.00%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) People Management
6 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Rally
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) VMware